International Garden Photographer of the Year 2017

£9,500 in cash prizes

  • Deadline: 31 October 2017
  • Entry fee: £12 for 4 single images. £25 for a portfolio.
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International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is wholly owned and organised by Garden World Images Ltd.

It is run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. The main exhibition is held annually at Kew, with a rolling programme of touring exhibitions in the UK and all over the world. Exhibitions are linked to events such as workshops and lectures on garden photography.

The competition closes on October 31 every year. Winners are announced at the opening of the launch exhibition, the following February.


Single Image: (International Garden Photographer of the Year) £7,500

Portfolio: (Comprised of 6 images themed from one of the main categories): The Royal Photographic Society gold medal, plus £2,000


The competition is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. Images do not have to be taken in a specified year. There is no distinction drawn between professional and amateur photographers.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All images not shortlisted will be removed from after the winners have been announced, in due course.

If your image is shortlisted you will be requested to send your high-res image(s) to us.


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